"We're calling in the North, South, East, and West. We're calling in energy for the ancient shaman to awaken within us all," declares Parashakti, an Israeli shaman, as the aroma of smoldering sage drifts through Manhattan’s Be Yoga studio where she's leading her biweekly "Earthdance" workshop on a chilly Saturday. "Hey-ye, hey-ye, hey-ye, hey-yo, hey-ye, hey-ye, he-ey-yo," she begins chanting with pristine clarity. Twenty-odd participants gather around her, echoing the refrain, gearing themselves up for trance dance. This isn’t the kind of trance fare electronica enthusiasts follow. It’s shamanic trance—and getting into the groove has a decidedly... More >>>